According to reports, at least 17 people were shot in New York City this past Monday. Police are thrown off by the number, because that would be considered high for a weekend, but it happened on a Monday, which has authorities alarmed.
Police sources noted Brooklyn had the most shooting incidents, clocking in at 10, and 12 people were victims of the shootings. An anonymous high-ranking police officer in Brooklyn spoke on the matter, saying, “Those numbers would be high for a Friday or Saturday, but for a Monday they are astronomical.”
Five people were reportedly shot in three separate shootings that took place in Canarsie, Brooklyn on Monday night. The incidents allegedly happened within a 15-minute span. Another shooting that went down in East Harlem found a 17-year-old being hit in the head by a bullet while standing in the courtyard of the George Washington Houses. The remaining victims of the shooting are reportedly expected to survive.
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